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As gleaned from various Internet sources given below, Léon Jessel was a German composer born in Stettin. After studying with various teachers between 1888 and 1891 he became a conductor and musical director working in many German cities. His best known operetta is the Schwarzwaldmädel, first performed in the Comic Opera, Berlin, in August 1917 having a run of 900 performances. He went on to write a total of 18 operettas without however achieving the same success. He is equally well known for his Parade of the Wooden Soldiers. Being a Jew he suffered the same fate as several of his artistic contemporaries and died aged 70 after torture by the Gestapo.
List of Léon Jessel's works.
3. More sheet music at Ditty Box Enterprises
- [§] Mädle aus dem schwarzen Wald (1917), Treble/Tenor/Tenor/Bass/Great Bass(Bass)
- [§] The Parade of the Wooden Soldiers (1921), Tenor/Tenor/Bass+Tenor/Bass/Great Bass(Bass)
The Parade of the Tin Soldiers (3:06), performed by Nanyang Elementary School Recorder Orchestra.
Ragtime Music CDs:
Various Artists on "The Hits of '23: Dreamy Melody"
Paragon Ragtime Orchestra on "Round The Christmas Tree" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s)
Palm Court Theatre Orchestra on "The Picnic Party" CD(s) & MP3 Album(s)
Brass Music CDs:
Chicago Chamber Brass on "Christmas with Chicago Brass"